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Setting up a business in Catalonia
Once you know the investment, here you find the right steps to get started.

Residence and work permits for foreigners
European citizens are legally free to live and work in Catalonia while permits for non-EU citizens are easily arranged.

Employment contracts in Catalonia
Recent adjustments to labour laws have simplified and made contracts more flexible.

Main taxes in Catalonia
Personal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Income Tax for Non-Residents: a general overview on taxes in Catalonia.

FDI legislation in Catalonia
Everything you need to know on FDI legislation and methodology in Catalonia.

Incentives for business investments
Financing and incentive packages to boost your business project.

Welcome pack for startups
The whole process for getting in touch with the Catalan startup ecosystem.

memoria 2015

Investment attraction. Results 2015.
Our track record from 1985 to 2015 includes 5,000 investment projects managed, 902 investment projects taken onboard, €8.4 billion in inward investment and more than 41,600 jobs created.


Barcelona China Investment Guide
Practical information on investing in Barcelona & Catalonia for Chinese companies planning to set up or expand operations in Europe.

Foreign Investment in Barcelona

Foreign Direct Investment in Barcelona
Every two years Barcelona City Council publishes a study on FDI in Barcelona. The 2014 report was carried out by IESE.


Catalan industrial, diverse and pro-business economy works for you

Catalonia Connects
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We are offering services to international companies planning first-time investment or looking to expand their activities in Europe. Also to those already established in Catalonia with expansion plans or new projects.

Foreign Companies and Foreign Investment in Catalonia (2004-2015)

FDI Statistics